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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tops latest mock

Updated: April 14, 2011, 11:02 AM ET
By Gare Joyce

With the NHL lottery order set, Gare Joyce took another stab at predicting where the top prospects will go among the teams that missed the playoffs. His previous full first-round mock can be found here.



The Oilers have to envision RN-H opening up the game for Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle. It might be that Adam Larsson would be a better overall fit competitively, but RN-H will sell tickets and raise Edmonton's power play.

Adam Larsson, D, Skelleftea (Sweden)

The most NHL-ready of the top prospects. Colorado has assembled a nice corps of young forwards, and it might seem as if Larsson overlaps too closely with Erik Johnson if you're team-building. Fact is, if you have Larsson and Johnson, your top-two D's are set for five, maybe 10, years.

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